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Mooseclean’s: Good day, Mr. Trudeau. Thank you for your time. I must disclose from the start, I was a huge fan of your father Pierre. I even had a crush on him back in the day when I was younger.
Justin Trudeau: (Smiles fondly). Oui. Cher Papa. A great man. I hope I can make him proud.
M: So far, popularity wise, you seem to be a favourite. However, that is not reflected in recent polls.
JT: Those are just polls. They tend to go up and down, depending on what is being said by who on a particular day.
M: Agreed. So, tell me about Liberal policy so far.
JT: Well, as I am sure you know, I have pledged $2.6 billion dollars for First Nations Education. I appreciate First Nations and their culture, unlike our Prime Minister.
M: Okay, no need for mud-slinging Sir. We’re here to discuss you and your party’s policies.
JT: Sorry. The Liberal party is also pledging to increase taxes on the highest income earners to help those in the middle to lower income levels.
M: If it works, it will be a great idea. If the high income earners decide to leave the country—which they could because they have the money for mobility—won’t it backfire on you?
JT: No, not at all. I, and the party, are completely optimistic about the rich contributing to help others.
M: Hmmm. What else do you have in mind?
JT: The Liberal party is going to improve relations with the United States and strive to improve relations with other countries around the world.
M: Good plan.
JT: We’re also going to improve weather around the country with sunny, blue skies everyday; rain when and where it is needed; sweet fuzzy bunnies and deer roaming the countryside; fairydust with every EI, CPP and OAS payment and everyone will be happy all the time.
M: Thank you for your time Mr Trudeau.
JT: Wait! There’s more…